Yesterday, CDC Director Robert Redfield told senators that masks are the most powerful public-health tool the U.S. has against coronavirus, and might even provide more guaranteed protection than an eventual vaccine:
I will continue to appeal for all Americans, all individuals in our country, to embrace these face coverings. … [I]f we did it for six, eight, 10, 12 weeks, we’d bring this pandemic under control. …
[W]e have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense. I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine.
Redfield predicted that the country would have enough vaccine doses to actually return to “regular life” (whatever that means) by the third quarter of 2021. And you can probably see where this is going!
No one puts Baby in the corner. Noted herd mentality enthusiast Prznint Stupid said Redfield had been confused about the vaccine timeline he gave senators:
“I called him … ‘Why did you say that long?'”
The LATimes email thingie:
— President Trump contradicted the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, and announced that widespread distribution of a coronavirus vaccine would begin as early as next month, further rattling the scientific and public health communities and stoking rival Joe Biden’s claim that Trump can’t be trusted to oversee development of a safe vaccine.
Lord Damp Nut, besides the implied Mafiosi threat against Redfield, also undermined Redfield’s mask advice:
“[T]he mask is a mixed bag. There are some people — professionals — … that don’t like the mask, because of the touchiness and the touching and then you’re touching everything else.”
Those professionals? Waiters.
I’ll tell you who those people are — waiters. They come over and they serve you, and they have a mask. And I saw it the other day where they were serving me, and they’re playing with the mask — I’m not blaming them — I’m just saying what happens. They’re playing with the mask, so the mask is over, and they’re touching it, and then they’re touching the plate.
So, when in doubt, follow your instinct: Don’t listen to anything Lord Damp Nut says. He’s probably lying because: why not.